August 23rd is officially National Cheap Flight Day. The day covers cheap flights for American travelers looking to fly domestic or around the world. Why today you ask? Fair question. This is the day most domestic carriers officially call the end of the summer travel season #RIPSummer2017. Between now and Thanksgiving, travel will be in low season as kids go back to school and adults go back to work. So the airlines start to discount fares in order to sell tickets. Sometimes dramatically.
Okay, some hard and fast rules still apply: You’re going to need to shop around. Amazing deals aren’t going to fall directly into your lap. Forbes notes that a lot of the cheap fares that are featured today are actually just the beginning of sales that’ll carry on into September and throughout the season. So, pace yourself.
All of that being said, here are the best places to snag yourself a cheap ticket this coming autumn and winter. There’s nothing like watching the leaves turn in Prague with a nice beer in your hand after all. Or, maybe, you can squeeze in one last Summer 2017 trip before those leaves start to turn.